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Loren Madsen papers, 1969-2019

Madsen, Loren, 1943-


Collection Information

Size: 5.2 Linear feet; 45.82 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of artist Loren Madsen measure 5.2 linear feet and 45.82 GB and date from 1969 to 2019. The collection primarily consists of project and exhibition files, and also includes personal business records, correspondence, writings, photographic material, and artwork. There are materials in physical and digital format.

Biographical/Historical Note

Loren Madsen (1943- ) is an artist in Laytonville, California working mainly in sculpture. Madsen attended Reed College (1961-1963) and UCLA and graduated from UCLA with an MA in 1970. In the 1970s and 1980s he made sculpture using bricks and wood suspended, propped, or balanced in studies of countervailing forces. In the early 1990s, Madsen turned his attention to what he calls "data art," using statistics to determine sculptural form.

Language Note

The collection is in English.


Funding for the processing of the collection was provided by Gerald and Bente Buck.